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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Hyper, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Hyper

    Hyper New Member

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    As you can see my current computer specs, it's 6 years in-time for a new build. Haha.. RDRAM.. what a joke.

    Alright here are the parts that I've put together myself. I know a bit about computers, but have never built one before.
    Let me know if I'm missing anything. Please help me by recommending cheaper alternatives that still get the job done, etc.
    I'm not 100% sure if everything I've chosen is compatible together, so please take a look at it.

    Thanks.

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - 169.99.

    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - 129.99. 109.99 after $20 MIR.

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - 69.99.

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - 69.00. 39.00 after $30 MIR.

    VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - 184.99.

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 54.99.

    ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - 22.99.

    Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II External cable Model RC-18"-SA2-90-BK - 1.99. [To go with the ASUS]

    ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT 620W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - 134.99. 104.99 after $30 MIR.

    Total: 838.92. - 758.92 after MIR.
     
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    Core 2 Duo E8400 - 169.99

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - 139.99.

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - 69.99.

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - 69.00. 39.00 after $30 MIR.

    PALiT AE/4850S+T352 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 - 189.99.

    ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - 22.99.

    Rosewill 18" Serial ATA II External cable Model RC-18"-SA2-90-BK - 1.99.

    Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - 129.99.

    Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 59.95.

    Total: 853.88. - 763.21 with NewEgg discounts and combos. / 783.21 with shipping.

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    So that's what I've got if I change the specific parts that you were talking about.. I assume that they're more powerful or more reliable?

    So does that sound about as cheap as it can get? I know newegg had some combos so it made it a bit cheaper. I haven't went looking around too much though.
     
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    I would drop down to that PSU, but technically I wouldn't be saving money, because the Antec PSU + Case combo gives me $40 off of the price. And I would have a little bit more power in the PSU.
     
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    Looks good. I personally would pay the extra $15 for the 640gb SE16, more space and a bit faster, but that's just me. GL w/ the build. :toast:
     
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    Ah I see nice :toast:
     
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    yup do that
     
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    I envy you guys, parts are dirt cheap @ newegg but not to worry they will open soon in Canada.

    P.S. Your build looks great for the price.;)
     
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    What's wrong with RD ram? my old system that had RDRAM the latency and bandwidth was fast as hell.
     
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    Well my RDRAM is def. not fast as hell.. haha. I'm not dissing it.. I'm just saying that DDR2 would be much faster and useful for me :p
     
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    Yeah, I won't argue that for this day and age that DDR2 is better. :D But for those old P4 systems that RD ram was the shit!
     
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    hey sorry to go off topic but isn't the company that made rdram suppose to be making some different kind of memory modules soon???
     

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